Littleton Public Schools
A bill to make Colorado schools liable for shootings faces its first test Monday in the state Legislature.
Investigators say the student who killed a classmate before taking his own life at Arapahoe High School said he was exacting revenge for being teased in elementary school.
Schools that use nicknames based on Native American names or imagery must seek tribes’ permission or lose funding under a bill proposed by a Colorado lawmaker.
A security guard at a high school in Centennial said safety problems persist at the facility nearly a year after a student fatally shot a classmate before killing himself in the school’s library.
A teen who fatally shot another student at his suburban Denver high school last year had been deemed “not a high-level of threat” after shouting a death threat against his debate coach three months earlier, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
It’s the scanner traffic no one ever wants to hear: an active shooter is in a school, followed by “This is not a drill.”
Five of the state’s largest school districts have investigated more than 400 threats by students this school year and put 40 of them at the highest levels of concern, according to records obtained by The Denver Post.
An Arapahoe High School security guard that was put on leave after the shooting says that there were warning signs he claims the school ignored.
As the 2,100 students at Arapahoe High School return to school on Tuesday they will not see a familiar adult face in their hallways as one of their security guards they counted on prior to the shooting will not return.
The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office is allowing school district administrators back into the Arapahoe High School facility where a gunman shot a student at point-blank range before killing himself.